Opera Quotes

One of the reasons I enjoy going to the Opera is the spectacle of an audience enraptured. Their emotions are engaged, their passions brought to the fore, they become highly sensitive.

Derren Victor Brown

Opera is an 18th- and 19th-century art that must find a 20th-century audience.

Goeran Gentele

When her name is mentioned in the opera history books we will recall that vibrant, soaring tone-that and the blinding, high-beam-headlight smile that she flashed on her fans at each curtain call.

Donal Henahan

There`s no half-singing in the shower, you`re either a rock star or an opera diva.

Josh Groban

An opera may be allowed to be extravagantly lavish in its decorations, as its only design is to gratify the senses and keep up an indolent attention in the audience

Joseph Addison

When I sing, I close my eyes. If I see a feather, everything is fine. Without this image in my mind, the sound is not 'truthful' enough and I must begin again. I have to. I first had this feeling, this instinct with Phantom of the Opera and since then have always listened to it.

Sarah Brightman

The opera world was shocked! But the image is very classical. It's taken from Botticelli's portrait of Venus, who's standing in a seashell with her hair covering her body. It's very sensual. It represents the vulnerable side of me. Although I'm not wearing any clothes, it comes across very well.

Sarah Brightman

Football is the opera of the people.

Stafford Heginbotham

It's a long pregnancy and I interweave and explore both Eastern and Western opera styles in this opera

Tan Dun

The cruel irony is that abortion has been presented as something that would set a woman free. This brings to mind the gypsy in Verdi's opera Il Trovatore. Outraged by the count's cruel injustice, she stole his infant son and, in a crazed act of vengeance, flung him into the fire. Or so she thought. For, in turning around, she discovered the count's son lay safe on the ground behind her; it was her own son she had thrown into the flames. Abortion can present itself as glittering liberty, a defiant way to cast off the shackles of injustice. That illusion lasts only until you realize who it was that you threw into the flames. So the second point to make when trying to persuade is that abortion hurts women; it does not deliver on its promise to liberate them.

Frederica Matthewes-Green

Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.

David Ogilvy

When an opera star sings her head off, she usually improves her appearanceî

Victor Borge

Eating, loving, singing and digesting are, in truth, the four acts of the comic opera known as life, and they pass like bubbles of a bottle of champagne. Whoever lets them break without having enjoyed them is a complete fool.

Gioacchino Rossini

No opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Baseball is a soap opera that lends itself to probabilistic thinking. [Dick Cramer]

Michael Lewis

People can't put on an opera, but they can write a poem. It's accessible art.

Simon Armitage

Soap opera rappers, all these niggas sound like All My Children.

Drake

The most elegant way of solving the opera problem would be to blow up the opera houses.

Pierre Boulez

Can you hear me when I sing? You're the reason I sing. You're the reason the opera is in me Well, hey now Still got to let you know A house just don't make a home Don't leave me here alone

Paul David Hewson

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